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Ginormous competition in giant scrabble across care home group

Residents from St Ives House and Alexandra House, two Care South care homes, exchanged words at an inter-home jumbo Scrabble competition. St Ives House have recently hosted other Care South homes, Castle Dene and Wickmeads, both in Bournemouth for scrabble competitions and fish and chips.

St Ives House, a purpose-built home for residential and dementia care situated near Ringwood, welcomed a handful of residents from sister care home, Alexandra House in Poole, for some light-hearted, friendly competition over a game of Scrabble.

Residents started off the visit with fish and chips for lunch in the Bistro before trading tiles on the Scrabble board. The two teams played on a standing jumbo-sized board, measuring over 2m tall, which was crafted by the St Ives House activities team.

After all the 100 tiles had been used, the visiting residents from Alexandra House emerged as the winning team.

Emma Cotton, Manager of St Ives House, said: “One of the great things about being part of a group of care homes is we have 14 communities of like-minded people we can spend time with. All residents loved meeting new friends from Alexandra House and can’t wait for more fun and games with them in the future.”

Georgina Powell, Manager of Alexandra House, said: “Thank you to our sister home, St Ives House, for inviting us to spend some quality time with them. Residents in our care love bonding over friendly competition and the jumbo Scrabble game was a great activity to do this.”

Joyce, one of the participating residents from St Ives House, said: “It was lovely to meet new friends and get together for a fun activity.”

Alexandra House and St Ives House are part of the 15-home Care South, a not-for-profit charity and leading provider of residential and home care across the south of England.

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